Ear Surgery

What is ear surgery?

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.

Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.

Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound benefits to appearance and self-esteem.

If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.

Specifically ear surgery can treat:

  • Overly large ears — a rare condition called macrotia
  • Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees — not associated with hearing loss
  • Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery.


Ear Surgery Candidates

Ear surgery may be a perfect option for you if:

  • Your ears are either too large or too small
  • Your ears are disproportionate to your head or are not positioned correctly
  • Some injury has affected the shape of your ears
  • You are non-smoker
  • You have good general health
  • You have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of surgery
  • You are unhappy with the appearance of your ears
  • Your ears are sticking out too far from your head